Fiction versus Function: The Persistence of ‘Representative Character’ in the Law of Diplomatic Immunity
in H. Langholtz & C. Stout, eds., The Psycholgy of Diplomacy (Praeger, 2004)
25 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2015
Date Written: 2004
A chapter in an edited cross-disciplinary volume on psychology and diplomacy, this work provides a study of the historical evolution of notions of diplomatic immunity from ancient times to the 20th century. The chapter discusses the major approaches taken over time to providing a theoretical basis for providing extensive protection for diplomats and their missions from the jurisdiction of local laws and courts.
Keywords: diplomatic immunity, extraterritoriality, functional immunity
JEL Classification: K33
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